XR650R kills Vegas to Reno


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  • desert4seat

Posted August 31, 2006 - 11:09 AM

#1

Mikey Childress Pilots his pig (NEAR STOCK) to an overall win at the recent BITD Vegas to Reno (550+ miles) off-road race!

2nd place (trophy truck) was something like 45+ minutes behind!!!!

Just thought you R guys might like to hear that!
:thumbsup:

  • frankstr

Posted August 31, 2006 - 11:23 AM

#2

Sweet...thanks for sharin the cool news... :thumbsup:

  • desert4seat

Posted August 31, 2006 - 11:36 AM

#3

His pig was geared to 120mph.
Saw his rear tire after 80 miles...looked like a monster had plucked the center knobs off! I mean they were completely TORN off.

  • Triumphs

Posted August 31, 2006 - 12:02 PM

#4

His pig was geared to 120mph.

Impossible! The latest Dirt Bike says Honda's 450X desert racer is just as fast now.... at 100 mph! Perhaps they should have regeared the 650R too? :thumbsup:

Dave

  • pigryder

Posted August 31, 2006 - 12:14 PM

#5

Impossible! The latest Dirt Bike says Honda's 450X desert racer is just as fast now.... at 100 mph! Perhaps they should have regeared the 650R too? :thumbsup:

Dave

**** that pile of trash X, 650R will stomp that thing

  • Dezrider

Posted August 31, 2006 - 12:21 PM

#6

[IMG][IMG]http://img450.imageshack.us/img450/9294/t520060825113351437dw7.jpg[/IMG][/IMG] A few pics from the race.
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  • desert4seat

Posted August 31, 2006 - 12:31 PM

#7

Impossible! The latest Dirt Bike says Honda's 450X desert racer is just as fast now.... at 100 mph! Perhaps they should have regeared the 650R too? :applause:

Dave


That’s funny …. :applause:
There’s a huge difference between what you read in a mag and what happens in “reality.”
That made me laugh though…

Honda pits clocked Mikey’s bike at 118+ during practice
…imagine that!
Damn!
:thumbsup:

  • XR250rdr

Posted August 31, 2006 - 12:49 PM

#8

Mikey Childress Pilots his pig (NEAR STOCK) to an overall win at the recent BITD Vegas to Reno (550+ miles) off-road race!

2nd place (trophy truck) was something like 45+ minutes behind!!!!

Just thought you R guys might like to hear that!
:thumbsup:

Then he turned around and won the Invaders Desert Scramble on Sunday like it was nothing (although it really wasnt in comparison).

  • XR4DEZ

Posted August 31, 2006 - 04:59 PM

#9

Hengeveld had something to do with the win also, they could of won on a Pantera bought at Pep Boys.

  • desert4seat

Posted August 31, 2006 - 05:42 PM

#10

yeah…kinda made it sound one sided huh?

You really think they could’ve taken out those class1 cars on one of these?

Posted Image


Just throw some knobs on it…
I bet you they could take a Rhino or two though

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  • Max Power

Posted August 31, 2006 - 05:52 PM

#11

Saaaaweeeet.... Nice Rim out on the front tire.

Posted Image

  • Dezrider

Posted August 31, 2006 - 06:16 PM

#12

[IMG][IMG]http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/8028/im008002xv3.jpg[/IMG][/IMG]

  • huntmaster

Posted September 01, 2006 - 05:14 AM

#13

Impossible! The latest Dirt Bike says Honda's 450X desert racer is just as fast now.... at 100 mph! Perhaps they should have regeared the 650R too? :applause:

Yeah, I read that too. Seems like they forgot about their own cover story a year or two back on Johnny Campbells 125 mph XR650R?
I guess they have gotten slower recently! :thumbsup:

  • Big Red Paul

Posted September 01, 2006 - 05:23 AM

#14

Man, those pics are totally awesome. Just awesome.

  • pigryder

Posted September 01, 2006 - 07:07 AM

#15

Saaaaweeeet.... Nice Rim out on the front tire.

Posted Image

Looks like mine in a few places, nothing a claw hammer wont fix

  • Triumphs

Posted September 01, 2006 - 12:28 PM

#16

That made me laugh though…Honda pits clocked Mikey’s bike at 118+ during practice …imagine that! Damn!

As I recall even the camera men in Dust to Glory were hitting 115...nevermind the works guys! That's some "project bike" 650R Dirt Bike had?

  • desert4seat

Posted September 01, 2006 - 03:06 PM

#17

As I recall even the camera men in Dust to Glory were hitting 115...nevermind the works guys! That's some "project bike" 650R Dirt Bike had?


HA!
yeah no kidding.
Sounds to me like a classic case of “lets downplay the R to boost sales on the X.”
But in reality...
...well who cares about that right?

  • So Cal Dude

Posted September 01, 2006 - 03:57 PM

#18

Keep in mind that a 450x got second with Johnny Campbell & Robby Bell riding it. They were down about 20 minutes due to a flat almost at the end. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of the 650, but those Honda boys are getting that 450x going pretty quick.

  • akuleboat

Posted September 01, 2006 - 04:21 PM

#19

They said the 650R in the article did not have the full hop up kit. They were not using the HRC piston, only the cam.

  • motochris

Posted September 01, 2006 - 04:34 PM

#20

There's no question Honda is going to push the 450X. That's where the $$ is. The 650 is not a big seller for the company. If they can convert some of the 650 guys to the 450X....so much the better. It will help keep market share when the 650 is discontinued.





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